I love to go junking....but not often do I give myself the time. Today I found myself with 40 extra min. on my hands and it was the perfect opportunity...I could just feel the itch. There was treasure out there for me to find. And I sure did. Some fantastic vintage pictures, 5 beautiful antique books ( one in Russian) plus two Christmas books. Some Nice jewelry that I am going to convert into garland for my Christmas tree. (I am waiting patiently until Saturday when it at last goes up).
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
It is hard for me to believe but I have never made a paper fan flower, or rosette, or what ever these beautiful ornaments are called. I have tried. Oh! I have tried, but never quite got the hang of it. Jill put me in touch with a blog she has been following Artful Afirmations. Terri has made a fantastic video on how to make these. Thank you Terri!! Such a simple looking ornament. But it really does have to be folded right....Now my next task it to line up my papers better. This first ornament was made with vintage violin music, a hand cut chipboard disk (oh I need a 2 1/2 inch punch) and a punch out from a vintage postcard. I am not sure how I am going to use this first one...it may just get a string and be added to the tree. On to a garland for the mantel!!!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Oh look at the beautiful header Jill is working on for me...I think this is just the start. Our families got together today to watch our University of Oregon Ducks stomp Oregon State Beavers in our civil war game and about 3/4 of the way thru she and I drifted to the computer...A month ago or more she said it was time to give everthing a fresh look...silly me I said...nooooo. Lets wait till after the first of the year. Well....she changed my mind. I just adore the way it is shaping up....hmmm I think I am going to make her a special little treasure box...maybe she will share with you what was inside.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Price is for one charm...I have 4 charms available
Thanks so much
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Three beautiful charms..A gemmy amethyst, a tiny key (what secrets does it keep) sparkling crystals...perhaps from a favorite dress...a night to remember.